Washoe County Library Board acknowledges $270,455 in donations and grants

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE At its Jan. 15 meeting, the Library Board recognized the contributions of donors and grantors to the library system during the second half of 2013. The library system receives monetary and in-kind donations throughout the year that assist in providing services and materials. These donations are greatly appreciated by library staff. […]

Las Vegas entertainer tells unreal, true story of Willie Martello and his El Rey Club

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ANDY MARTELLO NEWS RELEASE After eight years of research, interviews, collecting and fundraising, The King of Casinos: Willie Martello and the El Rey Club is now available for book lovers and Las Vegas history buffs alike. “It was a long road, but the dream has been realized and Willie Martello will finally get his day […]

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Parallel to Paradise: Addiction and other love stories’ by Laura Newman


By Laurel Busch Many of the 14 short stories  in Laura Newman’s first book, Parallel to Paradise: Addiction and Other Love Stories (LeRue Press), are set in Nevada and Lake Tahoe, but the good writing is what makes them interesting. Newman says her stories “are about everyday people who are impacted by events.” “Parallel to […]

Grant Korgan to share story of hope and recovery at Sundance Books and Music


SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Local author Grant Korgan will read and sign his memoir, Two Feet Back (Lucky Bat Books), which tells the inspiring story of his road to recovery from a severe spinal cord injury. When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About Two Feet Back: […]

Library annual report now available

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Were you one of our 1.2 million visitors this past year? Each visit to the library means a great deal to library staff and paints a picture of how libraries are used in Washoe County. The annual report provides an opportunity for the library to share highlights of the events and accomplishments over […]

Fenwick, Cobb to sign ‘Reno Now and Then II’ at Sundance Books and Music


SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: A book signing event with local authors Jerry Fenwick and Neal Cobb. Their new book, Reno Now and Then II, uses historic photographs and contemporary re-photography of selected locations to illustrate the tension between growth and stability that characterizes Reno. When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundance […]

BOOK REVIEW: Reno Now and Then II


By Laurel Busch Reno has been growing and changing ever since I moved here to go to college, and I often look at places around town and try to remember or imagine how they used to look. It’s not very easy. That’s why I love “then and now” photo books. One of the first I […]

Baobab Press authors to gather for annual book signing and reunion

SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Baobab Press Annual Book Signing and Reunion When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave. About: Baobab Press authors will come together for their annual book signing and reunion at Sundance Books and Music. Brian Crane, creator of the Pickles comic strip, will […]

Local authors to play “personal shoppers” at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Local authors Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl), Christopher Coake (You Came Back) and Ellen Hopkins (Smoke) will be hanging out at Sundance Books and Music for “Indies First” on Small Business Saturday. They’ll be helping shoppers find the perfect books for their loved ones. About Small Business Saturday and “Indies First”: Small […]

Reynolds School alumni publish stories in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books

RSJ NEWS RELEASE Reynolds School of Journalism graduate Paul George along with instructor and class of 1987 graduate Jackie Shelton have stories featured in two different “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books available in bookstores now. The dual publishing coup originated in a University of Nevada, Reno magazine writing class offered by the school in […]

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